Connections to Nature Supports Positive Youth Development

Lincoln Larson

North Carolina State University

Dr. Lincoln Larson is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management in NC State University's College of Natural Resources. His work focuses on human dimensions of natural resource management.


A growing body of evidence suggests contemporary youth are spending less time outdoors than their predecessors. Because of human’s biophilic tendencies and evolutionary origins, implications of this shift for youth... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Lincoln Larson (North Carolina State University)
  2. Edmond Bowers (Clemson University)
  3. Lauren Stephens (Clemson University)

Topic Areas

Topics: The Changing Nature of Wildlife Conservation , Topics: Changing Demographics and Fish and Wildlife Management , Topics: Cognitive Research (Values, Attitudes, Behaviors)


M-2A » Understanding the Connections Between Humans and Wildlife II (13:00 - Monday, 18th September, Assembly Hall A)

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